A Los Angeles jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million to a California woman in a talcum powder lawsuit. The woman sued Johnson & Johnson alleging that the company failed to sufficiently warn consumers about the risk of ovarian cancer from regular use of talcum powder.
Documents presented at trial proved that Johnson & Johnson knew about the risks of women developing ovarian cancer from long term use of talcum powder. The jury ordered J&J to pay $68 million in compensatory damages and $340 million in punitive damages to the plaintiff.
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There have been several big awards in cases involving long-term use of talcum powder causing ovarian cancer. A St. Louis jury awarded a Virginia woman $110.5 million who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012. Three other trials in St. Louis had similar outcomes, with juries awarding damages of $72 million, $70.1 million and $55 million, for a combined total of $307.6 million.
After this most recent $417 million-dollar award, the total amount juries have ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay to plaintiffs is $835,100,000.
If you or a loved one regularly used Johnson & Johnson talcum powder, and have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you may be entitled to seek monetary compensation. Call the experienced, caring North Carolina Product Liability attorneys of Henson Fuerst at (919) 781-1107 to find out how we may be able to help.
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